Archive for ‘Quilts’

June 7, 2013

Dear Jane

At our local Quilt West meeting today we had a special guest speaker, Angela Davis. She has managed to finish a Dear Jane Quilt. If you have no idea what a Dear Jane Quilt is, check it here.

There has been many replicas of the Dear Jane quilt but I think Angela’s is very special. Her quilt won ribbons on quilt shows and her quilt was showcased in Paris early this year.

10 Things I loved about her Dear Jane Quilt:

1. No block had repeat fabrics.
2. Colour coordination was sublime.
3. The back of the quilt is as beautiful as the front.
4. It took her 12 years to make.
5. It was her second project when she started to quilt!
6. She used fabrics from family, such as her sisters dress fabric.
7. She omitted some difficult blocks and added blocks of her liking.
8. You can see the love that went into this quilt.
9. It was made by machine and hand.
10. She used the “quilt as you go” technique to put the quilt together.

Here are some pictures of her quilt and a pictures of both of us for the blog. Enjoy!!!!

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June 6, 2013

Home Sweet Home

I don’t know what happen but this post was in my draft and was not posted for some reason,  this post was made in April!!  Enjoy! We are back home my dear readers and I cannot deny how happy I am be back sleeping in my own bed. I had enough of the cold and being away from my own space. This trip was very emotional but very rewarding. How I loved to meet my little baby niece Alexia, she is the cutest little one I ever seen. It was great to spend some time with my brother and sister in law. Very nice to see mom and dad even though dad has deteriorated quite a bit since last year, you can now see the ugly face of cancer in his face. Its good to smell my home and sleep in my bed. Its wonderful to see Luke running in the back yard with Ned the Dog and also enjoying his daddy. It is especially wonderful to share parenting duties with my lovely hubby and also to hug hubby when I feel like it. So I am a happy camper at the moment. Here are some of the pictures of Alexia’s quilt done. Hope you all like it! Aexia and quilt!

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March 1, 2013

Quilt shop & Chocolate

Although my trip is a bitter sweet trip, I have managed to enjoy it very much. I am really loving to spend time with my baby niece Alexia!!! She is sooo cute!!

I also made some time to go and explore the quilt shops here in The Hague, actually I just managed to go see one Quilts Palet What a little treasure of a shop. Bought this awesome pattern book for a quilt called “Little Amsterdam”, can’t wait to start on it!!

While we were in the shop, Luke started to get upset and wanted to leave, so typical male behaviour. But the little man has been super through out this trip, being stuck inside most of the days with no kids to play is not easy for a 4 year old.

When we left the quilt shop we went past this awesome chocolatier. Luke and I went crazy with all the beautiful Easter chocolate. The detail of these beautiful chocolates blowed my mind!!!

We had lunch at the sushi place with my sister and did some window shopping. Tomorrow we are off to Zaandam for the weekend to spend some time with great friends and Luke can finally enjoy playing with some kids.

Enjoy the pictures of the quilts in the shop and of the wonderful chocolates! Enjoy!

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January 31, 2013

Sneak a peak!

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